SAKS FIFTH AVENUE OPENS NEW HOUSTON STORE

by Brian Lipton

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Saks Fifth Avenue has officially opened its new store in The Galleria in Houston, Texas. The new, 200,000-square-foot, two-level store is 20,000 square feet larger than the previous store in Houston, and was designed in partnership with CBX.

The Men’s Store is a modern haberdashery inspired by the Library of Congress, and based on a radial layout circulating the shoes area. The space includes custom, full-length illuminated vitrines, floor-to-ceiling screens, and furniture from such suppliers as John Ford, Haute Living, and Property. Menswear brands include Alexander McQueen, Brunello Cucinelli, DSquared2, Etro, Isaia, Kenzo, Maison Martin Margiela, Thom Browne, and Zegna.

The store also features such amenities as the 51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge and Bar 12. It also boasts the second largest Saks beauty and fragrance department in the country. In addition, the store also offers Saks At Your Service, which brings the best of Saks Fifth Avenue to customers via a custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which will travel directly to a client’s home, office or hotel room.

“This store demonstrates our commitment to the important Houston market,” said Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue, who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 28. “We are thrilled to be able to better serve our customers – both current and new – in a store that exemplifies our commitment to offering our customers the latest fashions and the most personalized service.”